The Elect MethodistsCalvinistic Methodism in England and Wales, 1735‑1811

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Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCardiff
PublisherGwasg Prifysgol Cymru | University of Wales Press
Number of pages320
ISBN (Electronic)9781783165056, 9780708325025, 9781783165063
ISBN (Print)9780708325018, 9781783169832
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2012
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Abstract

The Elect Methodists is the first full-length academic study of Calvinistic Methodism, a movement that emerged in the eighteenth century as an alternative to the better known Wesleyan grouping. While the branch of Methodism led by John Wesley has received significant historical attention, Calvinistic Methodism, especially in England, has not. The book charts the sources of the eighteenth-century Methodist revival in the context of Protestant evangelicalism emerging in continental Europe and colonial North America, and then proceeds to follow the fortunes in both England and Wales of the Calvinistic branch, to the establishing of formal denominations in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.